Laurie Prindle was born and raised in the verdant landscapes of the Green Mountains of Vermont. In 1968 when she was six years old, her grandmother, who was a talented painter herself, gave her a set of japanese watercolours. That was the beginning of her lifelong passion of creating art. Animals and particularly the big cats and birds of prey were her fascination and she wanted to be a wildlife painter when she grew up.
Laurie has been a professional artist since her teens and participated in many art shows during that time, winning several awards in the junior divisions. She then went on to attend Parsons School of Design in New York City and graduated with honors with a BFA in Communication Design in 1984. She has owned/run her own design and illustration studio now for over 30 years, specializing in the horse industry. During that time she also pursued her love of nature, painting and drawing as well, culminating in taking the jump to digital painting in 2004.